Becca Thomson grew up on a sheep and beef farm in Tinui (east of Masterton) which started off her rural passion from a young age. She was never really interested in science throughout school at St Matthew’s/Rathkeale, however she started taking Ag and found science really interesting when applied to something she was passionate about.
Prior to finishing school, Becca was fortunate to head down south for a week with Allflex hanging out with a field rep down there. From then on she had made her decision that studying AgriCommerce at Massey was the next step. Becca found that Uni was awesome, meeting so many like-minded people all in one place. Over the uni summer holidays she worked on a dairy farm in Masterton and a Drystock farm in Mossburn, Southland.
After finishing uni Becca managed to squeeze in 3 months of travel over in Europe before starting the ANZ Graduate program in Palmerston North. She completed a year there before getting her first proper agri job; only catch was it was in Auckland, well Rodney! Auckland exceeded her expectations – with farmland being minutes away from some amazing beaches. After a year in the big smoke Becca decided to snap up an opportunity in ANZ Te Awamutu, where she is currently based. Her role here involves building relationships, providing people with information enabling them to make informed decisions.
"Peoples aspirations; drive their outcomes and I enjoy gaining an understanding of this and helping them get there. My time is spent looking after a mix of sharemilkers and land owners; which has been great to get an understanding of both. I am constantly learning and challenging myself within this role which keeps me on my toes."
Becca, it sounds like you were born and breed an AgWomen. It is so rewarding being in an industry where we are all working towards a common goal and much like your time at uni, are all in it together. We are glad you are constantly learning and challenging yourself Becca. Awesome work!